Senior Director, Strategy, Business Development & Alliances, Oncology Research & Development

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

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Not Disclosed

Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Senior Director, Strategy, Business Development & Alliances
Location: Gaithersburg, Waltham - US, London - UK
Do you have an organizational mindset and -can-do attitude that enables you to deliver positive outcomes on high impact and complex projects? Are you looking to demonstrate those skills to help support the team that shapes our future oncology strategy and portfolio?
About AstraZeneca
With our ground-breaking pipeline, the outlook is exciting. Be proud to be part of a place that has achieved so much, yet is still moving forward. There’s no better time to join our global, growing enterprise as we lead the way for healthcare and society.
Oncology Strategy, Business Development & Alliances Team
Our team sits at the center of Oncology R&D – driving our tumor strategy and addressing the unmet needs and future focus of AstraZeneca’s oncology pipeline. We operate both internally and externally, leading collaboration and acquisition opportunities as well as partnering closely with external alliances.
What You’ll Do
In this role, you will report to the VP, Head of ORD Strategy, Business Development & Alliances and be accountable for the operational efficiency of the broader team. You’ll play a pivotal role in supporting strategic and high priority initiatives, driving operational excellence, owning process improvements, optimizing strategic planning, and building strong partnerships internally and externally.
Responsibilities include:
  • Enhance Leadership Team effectiveness: Act as a point of contact between the leadership team to enhance organizational efficiency; ensure alignment of objectives, deliverables, activities and key messages between Leadership Team members and broader partners
  • Set and communicate team goals: Work closely with the leadership team to set, coordinate, monitor and communicate team goals (deliverables, activities and budget); use reporting and analytics tools to communicate results
  • Drive Operational Excellence: Partner with COO office and enabling functions to deliver forward-looking plans for non-pipeline strategic goals (e.g., carbon footprint, employee engagement, learning & development programs, etc.).
  • Manage Budget: Lead business and financial planning process for the team, including: budget analysis, forecasting, and risk management, etc. Collaborate with portfolio management and finance teams to ensure that the R&D plans are aligned with overall strategy.
  • Engage in talent planning: Partner with HR and Talent Acquisition to forecast talent needs, shape our talent location strategy and develop talent pipeline for an impactful team.
  • Support Internal and External Meetings/Events: Leads the development of appropriate briefing materials, including the coordination of the presentations. Plan with critical constituents and content providers to ensure clarify of scope and objectives. Coordinate Oncology events (e.g., External speaking engagements, Town Halls, JP Morgan conference).
  • Integrate with Strategic Workstreams: support integrated delivery of strategic projects and initiatives, liaising closely between workstream leads and the broader team to implement strategies that optimize the development of our oncology portfolio
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or relevant field
  • At least 3 years of working with data, analysis and fact- based decision making
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship leadership skills with consultative approach and ability to interact and build trust
  • Operational effectiveness, highly organized process with follow through
  • Strong initiative to understand our core business goals and establish processes or programs to set direction, generate alignment and push forward
  • Financial background and understanding of forecasts, budgets, financial activities and tools
  • Resourceful, motivated, influential and proactive; able to prioritize in a fast-growing organization
  • Experience in strategic planning processes and tools
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA, MD, or PhD degree preferred
  • Scientific background
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical business (including R&D)
  • Experience in an alliance or strategic partnership
  • Experience in translating business needs into a coordinated plan from cross-functional senior leadership team
  • Ability to develop creative and simple solutions to complex problems
When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.
Why AstraZeneca?
At AstraZeneca, we 're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.
So, what’s next?
Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.
Where can I find out more?
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Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 11, 2024
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